Introduction and General Terms
• social media or official Company content on other websites; and
• mobile device Applications (“Apps”).
It also relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us by phone, SMS, email, in letters and other correspondence and in person.
In order to provide you with the full range of products and services, we sometimes need to collect information about you.
• what information the Company may collect about you;
• how the Company will use information we collect about you;
• when the Company may use your details to contact you;
• whether the Company will disclose your details to anyone else;
• your choices regarding the personal information you provide to us; and
Who are we?
The Company is executing on a new retail cannabis business strategy as “YSS Corp.”™ with the retail store fronts operating as “YSS”. With its proven operational expertise and unique knowledge of the controlled substance retail market, the Company intends to become a premiere retailer and the trusted destination for adult-use cannabis in Canada and deliver returns through proven operating strategies.
What information will the Company collect about me?
When you participate in, access or sign up to any of the Company’s services, activities or online content, such as newsletters, competitions, live chats, chatbots, message boards, web and mobile notifications, telephone or text or create an account using any Company online registration system, we may receive personal information about you. This can consist of information such as your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, gender or date of birth, as well as information collected about your use of the Company’s products.
Please note that sometimes we will require you to provide additional personal information, and sometimes sensitive personal information. Should we do this, we will provide further information about why we are collecting your information and how we will use it.
Where we provide personalised services, we may ask your permission to review third party data about you, for example, your Twitter or Facebook feeds, to get to know you better and to provide more effective personalisation. Please note that any information that is not required by the particular service you have opted to use will not be retained by the Company.
The Company collects information about how you use our digital properties and social media channels, including the device(s) you use for access. This includes collecting unique online identifiers such as IP addresses, which are numbers that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the internet.
What do we do with your information?
We collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. When you browse our website, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.
The Company will use your personal information for a number of purposes including the following:
• to provide you with information about our services, activities or online content and to deal with your requests and enquiries;
• to provide you with the most user-friendly online navigation experience;
• for “service administration purposes”, which means that we may contact you for reasons related to the service, activity or online content with which you have engaged;
• where we provide personalised services, we may analyse the information you supply, as well as your activity on our (and other) services, so that we can offer a more relevant, tailored service. If you are have subscribed to email newsletters, you will receive a personalised service. If you don’t want to receive these services you can unsubscribe from email newsletters, or disable personalisation;
• we may also show you relevant advertising on third party sites;
• to use IP addresses and device identifiers to identify the location of users, to block disruptive use, to establish the number of visits from different regions, and to determine whether you are accessing the services outside of targeted regions;
• for analysis and research purposes; and
• we may also use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individuals are identified) for marketing and strategic development purposes.
With your permission, we may send you emails about our stores, new products and other updates.
Where we propose using your personal information for any other uses we will ensure that we notify you first.
When will the Company contact me?
We may contact you:
• in relation to any service, activity or online content you have signed up for, in order to ensure that we can deliver the services, e.g. to verify your email when you sign up for an account, or to help you reset your password;
• in relation to any correspondence we receive from you or any comment or complaint you make about products or services;
• in relation to any personalised services you are using;
• in relation to any contribution you have submitted in the form of comments on the website property or through social media;
• to invite you to participate in surveys (participation is always voluntary);
• to update you on any material changes to our policies and practices; and
• for marketing purposes.
We will never contact you to ask for an account password, or other login information. Please be cautious if you receive any emails or calls from people asking for this information and claiming to be from the Company.
Will I be contacted for marketing purposes?
We will only send you marketing emails or contact you through social media platforms where you have agreed to this.
We offer regular emails, including regular updates, to educate and inform you about the cannabis industry and service changes.
We may personalise message content based upon any information you have provided us.
We may use information which we hold about you to show you relevant advertising on third party sites (e.g. Facebook, Google, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter). This could involve showing you an advertising message where we know you have a Company account and or have utilized products and services. If you don’t want to be shown targeted advertising messages from the Company, some third party sites allow you to request not to see messages from specific advertisers on that site in future. If you want to stop all personalised services from the Company, including targeted advertising messages on third party sites, we offer complete visibility into your information and will remove upon request immediately.
How long will we keep your information?
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us. If you delete an account with us, then your personal information is deleted immediately, and the remaining information is anonymised for analytical purposes.
Can I delete my data?
Any account that you may set up with the Company can be deleted. This will erase any personal information in your account that we have about you and it will mean any data we hold about how you have used our websites, social channels, or products will be made anonymous.
Can I find out what personal information the Company holds about me?
How do you get my consent?
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only. If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
How do I withdraw my consent? If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the footer of our emails.
We will keep your information internally except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies, including for child protection reasons).
Generally, we will use your information internally and would only share it outside where you have requested it or given your consent. However, we may share with third party sites (e.g. Facebook, Google, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter) some data, with appropriate security measures, to show you relevant advertising on third party sites. Sometimes we use third parties to process your information on our behalf, for example to provide services or analysis. We require third parties to comply strictly with our instructions and legal requirements that they do not use your personal information for their own business purposes, unless you have explicitly consented to the use of your personal information in this way.
Third Party Services
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
When you click on links on our website, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
Our website uses Google Analytics to help us learn about who visits our site and what pages are being looked at. We do not receive individual personal information through the use of Google Analytics, but rather anonymous, aggregate information on website usage and user preferences.
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
By using our website, you agree that cookies may be placed on your computer or internet-enabled device.
a) What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer, tablet or mobile phone (collectively referred to as “device”) or web browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device’s hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your web browser if your browser’s preferences allow it. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows. Similar technologies are also often used within emails to understand whether the email has been read or if any links have been clicked. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Company’s websites. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time using the settings in your browser.
Our cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor our websites to your interests.
c) Third party cookies in embedded content on our pages
Please note that during your visits to our websites you may notice some cookies that are not related to us or our contractors.
To support our websites, we sometimes embed content from social media and other third party websites. These may include YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, SoundCloud, Vine, Instagram, Pinterest and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page containing such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites and these third party cookies may track your use of our website. The Company does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party’s website for more information. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on our website.
Where we may embed content from social media and other third party websites, Google Analytics tagging may be in place to collect data about user behavior for their own purposes. We do not control this. For more information, see the Google webpage “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps”.
d) Other information collected from web browsers
Your web browser may also provide us with information about your device, such as an IP address and details about the browser that you are using. We use information provided by your browser or by the link that you have clicked to understand the webpage that directed you to us and this may be captured by performance cookies.
Do Not Track (DNT) browser setting
DNT is a feature offered by some browsers which, when enabled, sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing is not tracked, such as by third party ad networks, social networks and analytic companies. This website does not currently respond to DNT requests.
Age of Consent
By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
Questions and Contact Information
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact us at email@example.com.